Summer is next to winter the season in which Bariloche welcomes more visitors. It is the best time to do various sports, such as trekking, kayaking, paragliding, horseback riding, or simply rest on the banks of its innumerable lakes. It will be at this time where the visitor can enjoy a well-deserved bath in the always fresh waters of these same lakes.
What to do in Bariloche
Villa la Angostura: picturesque village at the beginning of the Circuit of the 7 lakes.
Route: 150 km / Duration: full day
Villa la Angostura is located to the south of the province of Neuquén, to 95 kilometers of Bariloche, in the northwest margin of Lake Nahuel Huapi. The tour to Villa La Angostura will cover part of the Seven Lakes Trail to reach its destination.
It receives its name by the isthmus or angustura of the peninsula of Quetrihué.
Villa la Angostura shows us the alpine architecture of these regions. Two places to highlight are the Chapel of Our Lady of the Assumption and El Messidor, a small French-style castle with beautiful gardens. Both are made by the architect Alejandro Bustillo.
In the surroundings of the village there are beautiful Patagonian Andean forests, as in some regions the Valdivian Forest. The most impressive is its Arrayanes Forest, one of the few in the world. We will also be able to visit Laguna Verde – Selva Triste, a lush forest with a small lagoon where there is a great variety of native animals, such as Pejerrey, Peyunes and Arco Iris.
Villa la Angostura has several activities to do:
1. Hike through number trails where you can visit various waterfalls, such as Incayal and Belvedere Viewpoint where Arroyo Las Piedritas has a jump of 60 meters of amazing height.
2. Cerro Bayo, where a ski hill is located all year round.
In summer Villa la Angostura has warm temperatures that can reach 30 degrees Celcius. In addition the forests and lakes generate a pleasant microclimate.
In this splendid natural spot La Villa offers a wide gastronomic service of Patagonian cuisine. You can not miss the Patagonian lamb, as well as tearooms, ice cream and homemade chocolates.
Circuito chico: beautiful route by car or bicycle between Nahuel Huapi and Cerro López.
Route: 60Km / Duration: half day
The starting point is by the avenue Ezequiel Bustillo that goes bordering the Lake Nahuel Huapi.
Main pointes of interest
At kilometer 8 we can see Playa Bonita, one of the busiest places in summer. Ahead of this we can see Huemul Island which has an impressive history.
Continuing with the excursion, it presents panoramic points that allow us to observe the beauty of its surroundings. The most characteristic are Bahía López and the Panoramic Point.
At kilometer 17 we find the Cerro Campanario and its means of elevation: the elevator. This gives access to the summit of 1050 meters and takes about 7 minutes. From the elevator we can observe the native vegetation of this National Park. At the summit of Cerro Campanario you get a 360 degree panoramic point and we can taste delicious regional dishes in your confectionery-restaurant
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST OF THE ROUTE
– The legendary Colonia Suiza – The luxurious Llao Llao Hotel – The verdant Cordillera de los Andes – Its magnificent arm The Blest at the foot of the visitor – Lago Moreno – Trefoil Lagoon – San Pedro Peninsula – Victoria Island – Los Cerros Otto, Lopez and Goye – Cerro Catedral – Various walks, paths and panoramic balconies.
Hotel Llao Llao
Returning, we will pass the San Pedro peninsula and then the Llao Llao Peninsula where we can observe the picturesque Hotel Llao Llao with its golf course. In front of this you can see the Pañuelo Port where lake excursions leave.
We can not fail to mention one of the first architectures of the area: La Capilla San Eduardo.
Victoria Island – Myrtle Beach
Travel: x km / Duration: half day or full day
The departure of this excursion is made from Puerto San Carlos or Puerto Pañuelo located 25 km. From the city center, in Llao-Llao.
From Puerto Pañuelo you can sail for about an hour, enjoying the magnificence of the landscape. In 30 minutes of navigation you will arrive at Puerto Anchorena, located in the central and narrower area of the Island and service center of the same.
In the place there is a lift to climb to the top of Cerro Bella Vista, from where you can see a magnificent view of the city of San Carlos de Bariloche and surroundings.
WALKS IN VICTORIA ISLAND
You can also choose to take guided or free walks on the trails marked on the island, among which stand out:
– Sendero Ex Vivero Nacional
– Path of Interpretation “Antonio Pa